With a large Irish-American population, New Jersey is home to some of the nations largest Gaelic parades, festivals, events.
From Jersey City to the Jersey Shore, the summer features many Celtic festivals, Irish dances, bands, food, Celtic crafts, and of course some beer!
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The Annual Ship Bottom Irish Festival
Saturday, September 10th & Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Ship Bottom Boat Ramp Parking Lot: 10th and Shore Ave.
Ship Bottom, NJ
Features Irish music, crafts, food. a 5k Run a Gaelic Mass and a Wine Tasting
Live entertainment will include: Mike Byrne Show Band, Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes & Drums, The Captain N' O'Neil, Haley and Dylan Richardson, Irish Step Dancers, The Tom Brett Band, & The Band of Rogues.
35th Annual Feis
Sunday, September 11th 2016; 8:30 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
This event features a step dancing competition, music, art, Irish language, massed bands, food, Irish vendors, and a beer garden. All of the competitions and entertainment will be indoor. The bagpipe exhibition and the food vendors will be outdoors.
Irish Festival At The Jersey Shore
September 17, 2016, 10:30am to 6:30pm, Rain or Shine
Sea Girt National Guard Armory
6th Ave & Sea Girt Ave
Sea Girt, NJ
Set along the dunes in Sea Girt, NJ the Irish Festival at the Jersey Shore features some of the region's best Irish Bands, Step Dancers, Irish cultural exhibits, traditional food, a beer garden and fine Irish products. Bring the family for this exciting day of fun in the sun at the Jersey Shore. There will be two stages of music all day in addition to ceili and traditional music in the Heritage areas.
Irish Fall Festival
September 22 - 25, 2016
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
One of the largest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore -- every September, Wildwood holds the annual Irish Fall Festival!. The yearly celebration of Irish heritage is expected to draw as many as a quarter of a million people to the resort of the Wildwoods for the festival.
The Four-day event celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, crafts, a piper competition, and a parade on Sunday. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Daily. Free Other festival activities include a golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, Ceili, 5k Run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, Irish music concert, Catholic Mass and concludes with a parade on Surf Ave. from 26th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood.
Irish Festival Weekend
Friday, September 23, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016
4000 Landis Ave.
Sea Isle City, NJ
This annual Celtic celebration features live Irish music and dancing, an Irish vendor market, tasty food and lots of festival-goers "Wearin' the Green."
Smithville Irish Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11am to 6 pm
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 12pm to 5 pm
1 North New York Rd
Featuring entertainment, Irish crafters, Irish food vendors, and a kiddie area with face painting, sand art, pony rides and more. Bring a chair, sit and joy the music and great food. Mass at 10:30 am, seating is limited.